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Stories for March 8, 2010

San Diego City Debates How To Cover Investment Losses To Pension Fund

March 8
By Alison St John

San Diego city is at odds with its pension board over who is responsible for covering hundreds of million of dollars in investment losses to its pension fund.

Gardner Eyed In Investigation Into Death Of Amber Dubois

March 8
Associated Press
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Police say a registered sex offender is the focus of an investigation into the death of 14-year-old Amber Dubois whose skeletal remains were discovered in a remote, rugged area north of San Diego.

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade Of Stars

March 8
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This nostalgic journey back to the 1950s and 1960s presents long-unseen footage of beloved performers singing some of the greatest songs from and inspired by Ireland. Hosted by Patty Duke and written by Malachy McCourt, the program features performances by the late Frank Patterson, the ultimate Irish tenor and a star around the world.

Michael Bolton Live At The Royal Albert Hall

March 8
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He's sold more than 53 million records and sung and composed with everyone from Luciano Pavarotti and B.B. King to Lady Gaga and Kanye West. Now Michael Bolton takes us on a spectacular grand tour of his music at London's Royal Albert Hall. The songs he performs include his latest Lady Gaga collaboration "Murder My Heart," Bolton classics such as "How Can We Be Lovers" and "Soul Provider" as well as the song he co-wrote with Bob Dylan, "Steel Bars."

The Blooms in Anza-Borrego

March 8
These Days
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What's in bloom at the Anza-Borrego Desert? A park ranger joins the show to talk about the flora and fauna of the region.

Are Women's Studies Programs Still Needed?

March 8
These Days

SDSU's Women's Studies Department, the first of its kind in the country, turns 40 this year. We'll look at why it was needed and what the future for such programs.

Studying The Biological Clock

March 8
These Days

Scientists at UC San Diego studying the biological clocks of bacteria, fungi, plants and animals have joined forces to apply their knowledge across these diverse groups of organisms to human sleep disorders in a newly established Center for Chronobiology.

SDSU President Talks Budget Cuts, Future Goals

March 8
These Days
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How can state colleges and universities continue to provide a quality education in the midst of growing state budget cuts? SDSU President Stephen Weber joins us in-studio to talk about the budget cuts, his goals for the future, and SDSU Month.

Chargers Continue To Make Big Moves During Off-Season

March 8
By Dwane Brown, Pamela Davis, Nick Stoffel

The San Diego Chargers continue to make big moves during the off-season. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Candlelight Vigil Planned For Amber Dubois Monday Night

March 8
Associated Press
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When 17-year-old Chelsea King went missing last month San Diego, Maurice Dubois had a sinking feeling that his 14-year-old daughter had fallen victim to the same killer. Amber Dubois vanished walking to school on Feb. 13, 2009, about 10 miles from where Chelsea was last seen in running clothes at a park.

Picking Up The Pieces: Survivors Of Torture Persevere

March 8
By Kenny Goldberg
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Survivors of torture may be left with deep psychological wounds that can linger long after their physical injuries have healed. Even so, some manage to carry on despite their horrifying experiences.

The 82nd Academy Awards Rundown

March 8
By Beth Accomando
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In case you weren't following the Oscars live with Cinema Junkie on Facebook last night, here's a recap of the 82nd Academy Awards along with some photos of the night's rather dull events. Only highlight was Kathryn Bigelow making history by becoming the first woman to win a best directing Oscar (and sticking it to her ex, James Cameron, at the same time).

Scientists Float Ideas For Alzheimer's In A Tiny Sea Creature

March 8
By Tom Fudge
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The search for a cure for Alzheimer's disease has led San Diego researchers to a humble marine creature called the sea squirt.

S.D. Now On Its Own With Financial Reform

March 8
By Katie Orr

An independent monitor the city of San Diego had to hire three years ago is wrapping up his work. The city council will hear the monitor’s final report today.

Local Iraqi Refugees Cast Ballots In El Cajon

March 8
By Ana Tintocalis
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Thousands of Iraqi refugees in San Diego County are awaiting the results of Iraq's parliamentary election. They were able to cast their ballots in El Cajon over the weekend.